A slide show presenting Morgedal - winter and summer. Morgedal is the birthplace of ski sport. A unique valley deep in the heart of Telemark, Norway. A skiing revolution started here in the 1850's that would change the way the world would ski.
Kids on skis are happy kids! It is an old Norwegian saying and the proof is all here... check out these small local kids and their amazing skill level on skinny cross-country skis!
The area these kids are playing on is the historical Kleiv fields - the worlds original ski park which has been in use since before 1850 for exactly this purpose.. to play and test your skills on skis.
Learn to telemark ski in the valley where this sport has it's roots. Morgedal is a small mountain valley in the province of Telemark which is in Norway. Around the world - Norway is known as the cradle of skiing - and Morgedal is known as the cradle of skiiing in Norway. The destination for a ski pilgrimage. make the trip and get in touch with the roots of ski sport.
A short welcome to Morgedal in Norway, the valley where ski sport originates. Pilgrim skiers from all over the world travel here to experience the home of skiing. Sondre Norheim (1825 - 1897) and the young guys he trained up started a ski sport revolution when they travelled into Oslo and demonstrated their skills, new techniques and equipment (not least carving skis with solid inswing). They were described as magicians or wizards on skis - nothing like this had ever been seen before - and so ski fever hit the capital and spread into Europe and America.
Morgedal - not much has changed here since those glory days - and that is the magic of this place. A beautiful non-touristy valley where people have always loved to ski. Today you can ski in the ghost trails of the legends on the worlds first slalom slopes...welcome!